I found this online for my boyfriend who was struggling with a non-adjustable (and short) one supplied to him by the VA Hosp. (I got tired of listening to him swear up a storm!)
While it does not have all the extensions as depicted, he says it is plenty tall enough and makes his life much easier. (Not to mention mine!)
This is the best item I have found for donning compression stockings. I used a non-adjustable one for awhile and struggled with it. Then I found this adjustable one on this webiste. It is so perfect for me with my limited mobility! I can get my stockings on in a couple of minutes! I can even have each side of the donner at a different height! Best item for it's purpose!
Q & A
1 question for this item
What is the width of the area you put the sock on? Is it 4 inches or 6 inches? I currently own the Mediven Big Butler, for Larger Sizes, MDV90000, but the handles are too low. I still need the 6" width. Please email me back ASAP...thanks!
Q: What is compression? What is the difference in compression?
A: You wear compression stockings to improve blood flow in your legs. Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots.
Q: What does mmHg mean?
A: mmhg stands for "millimeter of mercury", a way to measure pressure. The higher the number, the tighter the garment will squeeze and the more compression it provides.
Q: How can we wash the garments? And with which soap or detergent?
A: We recommend to hand wash in warm water and air dry. You can use mild soup of the washing solution that we provide such as the jobst jolastic, hosiery mate washing solution, sigvaris liquid washing solution etc.
See our full washing instructions.
Q: What is the difference between open toe and close toe?
A: There is no therapeutic difference between open and closed toe socks. The choice is yours, whichever is more comfortable.
Q: What is opaque?
A: Opaque is a thicker material that provides great coverage and your skin will be far less visible. Usually worn in winter because of the thickness.
Q: What is sheer?
A: Sheer is a thinner, dressier material. Customer usually like these because they can use them as dress socks for work or church.
Q: Do I get compression at the toe area?
A: No. Compression begins at the ankle and gradually lessens as it goes up the leg. This reduces pooling in the legs and helps the veins return blood to the heart.
Q: Will a thicker material give me more support than the sheer material?
A: No. The compression provided is measured by mmHg and is the same no matter the material. The choice of material is up to you, whichever is more comfortable.
Q: If I get pantyhose will I get more compression than with a knee-hi?